On Friday, February 20th, the 2nd Annual Faculty Technology Showcase was held in 133 Erickson Hall. The event brought together faculty from all over MSU to showcase their use of audio, video and multimedia in their teaching. Punya Mishra, CEPSE faculty, started off the event with a humorous, but thought provoking, keynote on technology pedagogy and knowledge (TPACK) and what technology really means to teaching and learning (and vice versa). Following Punya’s keynote, the open format of poster sessions began with the guest faculty showcasing their work and answering questions from attendees. Poster sessions included fireside “chats” in an online course, Karaoke Theater mediated teaching strategies, online portfolio systems, a Neuropathology Navigator, and the Wonder Wall of the 4-H Children’s Garden.
This event was sponsored by The College of Education, The College of Engineering and The Office of Libraries, Computing and Technology. A wiki has been set up by the College of Education that includes a brief description of each presentation, a link to Punya Mishra’s keynote, and links to further information about some of the teaching technologies. You can find the wiki at: http://tech-showcase.wiki.educ.msu.edu